Submitted by Pozzle 1388d ago | opinion piece

6 Reasons Why Mario is King

Dorkly writes: Ryu doesn’t have an RPG. Samus doesn’t race karts. And Link has never played Sonic in the Winter Olympics. What am I saying? I’m saying that whatever you’re looking for, Mario has it.

Okay, he doesn’t have a gritty shooter – yet – but zombie survival is coming to Mushroom Kingdom no earlier than 2014. For the most part, what you want, Mario has. And whether you prefer your games in 2D or 3D, Mario’s got both. Hell, thanks to Paper Mario, Mario can come as close to 1D as any game since Pong.

So next time you’re praising a franchise, ask yourself: would this protagonist take the time to teach me typing? If it’s not Mario, the answer’s a no. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Retro, Super Mario Bros., Wii)

Venox2008  +   1389d ago
what I really know, that Mario is a king of platformer games :) that's for sure.. also there are great Mario & Paper mario RPG titles :)
dark-hollow  +   1388d ago
And kart racing.
despair  +   1388d ago
until I see Mario RPG 2,I will never forgive nintendo, none of the paper mario games are even close to it.
PygmelionHunter  +   1388d ago
Take off the nostalgia goggles, seriously... If Anything, the characters in SMRPG are really unbalanced in comparison to the other mario RPGs, and this is coming from someone who really enjoyed SMRPG even though i played it a decade and a half after it came out.
despair  +   1388d ago
if I took off the "nostalgia goggles" as you put it, then I would not be playing mario at all. Its simplistic and hardly ever changes for the most part but its the fact that its mario that I keep playing them.

I really liked SMRPG and from the couple other mario rpg games I played (one of the paper mario and the mario and luigi one) they were way too simplistic and limited when compared to the world and design of Mario RPG. To me they are shortchanging us and should've made a proper 3d RPG game for mario with full character cast and unique story like the snes one.
Pikajew  +   1388d ago
and sports
VINNIEPAZ  +   1388d ago
Love mario, see avatar
Smashbro29  +   1388d ago
He's yet to be in a traditional fighter.
dark-hollow  +   1388d ago
Super smash?
cpayne93  +   1388d ago
Your own name is smash bro.
ronin4life  +   1388d ago
Guys, SSB isn't a traditional fighter, like street fighter.
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SSKILLZ  +   1388d ago
too much Mario is never too much
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CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1388d ago
i thought he was a plumber
Wintersun616  +   1388d ago
No King can rule forever.

Jokes aside, Mario is one of the biggest if not the biggest gaming icon and has a special place in most gamers' hearts.
dcortz2027  +   1388d ago
I hate Mario, Sackboy for the win!
Wintersun616  +   1388d ago
Why do you hate Mario? Because you like Sackboy more? I like them both.
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cpayne93  +   1388d ago
Dude, I like lbp, but sackboy is nowhere near the character mario is.
_Aarix_  +   1388d ago
"I hate Mario, Sackboy for the win!"

I dont want to live on this planet anymore.
Knight_Cid  +   1388d ago
he can do anything

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